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(almost) Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Postcard #1: Thanksgiving Greetings

I have posted vintage postcards from my grandfather’s 1906-1910 Postcard Collection on and off for the past year.   S L O W L Y  the collection is getting digitized.  But there are a great many of you who come to my site specifically for the postcards and I think y’all deserve a little system tweak.  Starting today I will diligently work to post the collection, making my (almost) Wordless Wednesday entries a simple prompt to keep the Donald C. Minor Collection coming.

Postmarked Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1909

This card was sent to seven year old Donald by cousins, Janet and Ivon, visiting from their home in Iowa.  “Hello,” they said.  ” How are you?  We have to hurry and go to bed so we can get up early and help kill the pigs.  Come over.”

I would have passed on THAT invitation.     😉

But the turkey, in his white bow-tie and patriotic top hat, is just begging me to break into song!  I would love to accept that invitation.  Balancing on one leg, our Thanksgiving bird uses his other talon to crank the Victrola, an internal horn phonograph which first appeared in 1906.  Thanksgiving Greetings indeed!

Postmarked Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1909

Follow this link to listen to a 1909 recording by Reed Miller, “In the Garden of My Heart.”

By Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

2 replies on “(almost) Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Postcard #1: Thanksgiving Greetings”

Thanks for sharing these treasures. I love the odd combination of the old, the new, and the patriotic on this card. I can’t remember the last time I got a Thanksgiving card–or for that matter if I’ve ever received a Thanksgiving card). I guess Thanksgiving cards must have been more popular back then.

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